Club Tennis

Club Tennis sessions are the heart of the club and any member of a suitable standard( assessed by the Club coach) can just mix in and play as many sets as they like.

The sessions are organised by volunteers and are  'pitch up and play doubles’ and are extremely popular; it’s not unusual for all six courts to be in use. These sessions are free and the club provides tennis balls and in the winter the cost of floodlights is borne by the club.

 

Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon,

the Club runs doubles tennis sessions,

between 2pm and 6pm. (1pm to 5 pm  in mid-winter)

They are also run on all Bank Holidays

from 2pm to 6pm, except Christmas day. 

 

1st & 3rd Wednesday every Month

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday, there is a club

tennis session from 6.30pm to 8.30pm of the

same level as weekend club tennis.
 

( Currently there is restricted weekend play due to LTA guidelines on Covid-19)

Code of Conduct for Club Tennis
 

Hartswood Tennis Club aims to provide a tennis venue that is safe, inclusive and has a positive atmosphere so that everyone is able to enjoy playing tennis at this club. Our code of conduct

and policies are designed to support this aim. The Club rules and code of conduct set out minimum standards of behaviour, which all members are expected to follow.
In addition, it is expected that members will 

 

  • not permit aggressive, offensive
    or abusive language or behaviour

  • encourage fair and safe play

  • discourage deliberate hitting a ball
    hard at another player from close
    range in social tennis

  • discourage disputes over line calls

  • leave the courts as we would
    hope to find them

  • talk quietly when play is in
    progress

  • wait until a suitable break
    in play to walk behind a court

ETIQUETTE 

Please follow the Etiquette Guidelines when participating in these sessions.

APPAREL

You should wear recognised tennis clothing and correct tennis footwear as described by Rule 26 of the Club’s Constitution.

HARTSWOOD SET

A set is completed when the winning team reaches 6 games. Should the club be exceptionally busy, the Club Captain (or other committee member) may ask the players to reduce the time to play a set (e.g. sudden death deuces).

AFTERNOON TEA

Like the other club activities, club members volunteer via a Doodle and take it in turns to provide afternoon tea. For £1 you can have tea plus your choice from a selection of biscuits and cakes.

SITTING OUT

Occasionally, you have to sit and wait your turn for a short while to make up a set of doubles on a “first in first out” basis. If you choose to sit out, you will rejoin at the back of the queue.

WEBCAM

Particularly useful on showery days, the Hartswood webcam allows members to view the courts and see if play is in progress before setting off for the club.